CMAT 2023


Exam Registration: Expected to commence in 20 Jan 2023

Exam date: March 12, 2023 (Tentative)


What is the CMAT exam, and who conducts it?

CMAT exam pattern is officially released by NTA every year. Registrations for CMAT 2023 will most likely begin in January/February 2023. For complete information regarding the latest CMAT exam pattern, read the article below.

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level test conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for admission to all management programs in AICTE-approved institutions. CMAT 2023 is expected to be held in March/April 2023. In the last few years, NTA announced a few changes to the exam pattern of the CMAT

It is a computer-based test that assesses a candidate’s aptitude in quantitative techniques, logical reasoning, language comprehension and general awareness.

The test is held once a year, usually in the month of January, and the results are valid for one year.

CMAT Overview

The following table will give you an overview of CMAT Exam:


What is the Exam Criteria For CMAT exam

The candidates who wish to apply for CMAT must satisfy the CMAT Eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official notification for CMAT. If any candidate is found entering the recruitment stages without satisfying the eligibility criteria, he/she will be straightaway disqualified.

CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023 by Course

The CMAT 2023 eligibility criteria for all courses are listed in the table below.


CMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The CMAT exam pattern typically includes the following sections:

  1. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
  2. Logical Reasoning
  3. Language Comprehension
  4. General Awareness

The exam will be of duration of 180 minutes and consist of 100 multiple choice questions

The CMAT test scores are used by over 1000 B-schools across India as a criterion for admission to their management programs.

It’s important to note that the eligibility criteria, the number of attempts and other details are usually announced by the NTA on their official website, it’s always good to check the website or brochure for the latest updates and timelines.


The CMAT syllabus typically includes the following topics:

  1. Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation: Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, mensuration, statistics, and data interpretation.

  2. Logical Reasoning: Critical reasoning, data interpretation, and analytical reasoning.

  3. Language Comprehension: Vocabulary, grammar, comprehension of passages, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, and idioms.

  4. General Awareness: Current affairs, business, and economic events, both national and international.

In the Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation section, you will be tested on your knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, mensuration, statistics and data interpretation.

In the Logical Reasoning section, you will be tested on your ability to analyze, evaluate and draw conclusions from a given set of information. The questions will be based on critical reasoning, data interpretation and analytical reasoning.

In the Language Comprehension section, you will be tested on your vocabulary, grammar, comprehension skills and idioms. The questions will be based on passages and sentences, and you will have to fill in the blanks or complete the sentences.

In the General Awareness section, you will be tested on your knowledge of current affairs, business and economic events, both national and international.

It’s important to note that the CMAT syllabus may vary from year to year, it’s always recommended to check the official website of CMAT or the brochure of the exam to know the latest syllabus.



CMAT 2023 Important Dates

The CAT exam is an annual management entrance test, so it will be conducted only once a year, in November. Each year, the CAT exam is conducted by any one of the top six IIMs in India. The CAT 2023 exam is expected to be conducted by IIM Lucknow. Check out the important dates of CAT 2023, including the examination date.


CMAT Exam Registration Process 2023

The CMAT exam registration process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Visit the official website of National Testing Agency (NTA) and click on the link for the CMAT exam.

  2. Fill out the online application form with the required personal and educational information.

  3. Upload the necessary documents, such as a scanned copy of your passport-size photograph and signature, and academic transcripts.

  4. Pay the application fee online using a credit/debit card or net banking.

  5. Submit the completed application form and wait for the confirmation of your registration.

  6. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an admit card which will be required to be carried on the day of the exam.

As for the date of the exam, the CMAT is usually held once a year, usually in the month of January. The exact date of the exam and the schedule for the registration process will be announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on their official website. It’s recommended to check the website or brochure for the latest updates and timelines.


Ans. Yes, CMAT is quite easy as compared to CAT. So, if you have prepared for CAT, all you have to prepare are the general awareness and Innovation & entrepreneurship sections.

Ans. A candidate in the final year of graduation or having completed their bachelor’s degree is eligible for CMAT.

Ans. CMAT is a computer-based test. It is not conducted in paper-based mode.

Ans. There is no qualifying score in CMAT. However, most reputed B-schools have a cut-off of 95+ percentile, which is equivalent to 280+ marks.